There It Is, Revitalize It — Visiting Peanut Lake

A few days ago I was wrapping up a semi-regular housesitting gig in El Sereno. Regular readers will know that that particular gig also involves taking care of a dog named Dooley, who during my stays accompanies me on explorations around the Eastside, Northeast Los Angeles, and the San Gabriel Valley. On the last day … Continue reading There It Is, Revitalize It — Visiting Peanut Lake

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There It Is, Revitalize It — The Los Angeles River

THE LOS ANGELES RIVER The Los Angeles River begins in Canoga Park, at the confluence of ... From there it flows 82 kilometers east and south into the San Pedro Bay. I decided to ride its length on my bicycle, Cream Soda. I invited anyone who wanted to join me but none came -- which … Continue reading There It Is, Revitalize It — The Los Angeles River

There It Is, Revitalize It — The San Gabriel River

The San Gabriel River is one of three major rivers which drains and flows through the Los Angeles Basin. The river drains a watershed of roughly 1,850 square kilometers and is bounded by the watersheds of the Los Angeles River to the west and the Santa Ana River watershed to the southeast. For most of … Continue reading There It Is, Revitalize It — The San Gabriel River

There It Is, Revitalize It — Visiting the Silver Lake Reservoir

The other night (24 June), the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power (LADWP) and outgoing (in both senses of the word) city council member Tom LaBonge arranged to have the gates of the Silver Lake Reservoir unlocked for a few hours and thus the South Dam was briefly opened to the public. Despite the … Continue reading There It Is, Revitalize It — Visiting the Silver Lake Reservoir

There It Is, Revitalize It — The Southland’s Wetlands

Most of Los Angeles's climate is chaparral, similar to that of Mexico's Baja California, central Chile,  southwestern South Africa, parts of southwestern Australia, and most of the Mediterranean Coast. In chaparral climates, most summers are rather dry and the rainy season occurs primarily between late autumn and early spring. The Los Angeles Basin and surrounding valley floors are … Continue reading There It Is, Revitalize It — The Southland’s Wetlands